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for certain businesses like snowplowing businesses. then we have rain, plain old rain around new york city. at times you have seen snow mixing in. not expecting much by accumulation. by friday lingering snow showers across northern parts of new england. if you are doing travel through syracuse watch out for reduced visibility. attention turns to the next storm that we will be tracking across the country. informative stage ace cross the west. we are going to pull in some moisture from the gulf of mexico. developing low looks like this on friday bringing rain showers to little rock and even some thunderstorm down around mobile, alabama, where just yesterday, of course, we have that tornado touch down. then the low will move to the coast and we are likely to see snow from new york back towards pittsburgh and even cincinnati and plain old rain showers from norfolk all the way down through atlanta and florida. keep that in mind if you are doing any travel and along i-95, winds will be picking up with this one as well. and as we head towards sunday, a blustery day for places like boston, your hi
. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. let'for an idea.s - a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful t
count who's doing what. i've seen -- >> being very parochial. we live in new york city all three of us, we are on the subways in new york, not on the subways in asia where knowing yas and samsungs are much bigger players. >> fair enough. but? for the u.s. carriers. i have seen one nokia lumia on the subway the last three months. >> but here's what a nokia spokesperson had to say ultimate slick, a car years decision on operation, up to at&t and verizon and so on and the spokesperson points out that samsung is doing the same thing. not just us. samsung is doing it, too. good response there. what stock should you be watching when the opening bell rings? get word on the street from a trader and on what to expect. that is next. >>> later, commodities i hating snag the next few months what is ahead for the new year? we are making predictions. take another look at futures as we head into this thursday open. looks like we are a little bit higher, jobless claims did come in better than expected here. the dow looking at 18 at the open. more "squawk on the street," straight ahead. [ male announce
to massachusetts. also got the houston mayor to tell us how her city is preparing for a strike. futures still a little jittery here this morning. dow down 86. "squawk on the street" back in a minute. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> instagram users may have made good on their threat to dump the photo sharing app after the controversy over new privacy rules, according to app data in the "new york post." app data says that instagram may have shed almost 25% of its daily active users as a res
in some of the inner city schools in that area. let me read you what she said. somebody comes into the school, they have to get buzzed in. this guy got buzzed in. we don't know yet why, how, when and where. but he got buzzed in. the buzzer goes off and sets an alert. follow me on this. somebody buzzes in. maybe they go through a window. teachers start a drill. the kids are put into a corner. listen to this. shades are pulled down, lights are then flicked off to leave the impression to a potential killer that nobody's in the classroom. now, i know people go to newtown to avoid all this. but unfortunately, is this the kind of drill we're going to have to put -- i have a home right next door in redding, connecticut. it's an awful nice area, god bless it. people go there to get away from the inner city. but look what happened. is this the kind of place -- is this the direction that our schools are going? >> what i think you're getting at is almost a comparison to what we've recently done with regard to anti-terrorism where people have had to change the way in which they've conduct
tracks? more on that. >> and hear what this small business owner in new york city, where we are right now, thinks about the cliff crisis. >> i'm annoyed. i'm annoyed with the fiscal cliff. we're looking at not knowing what's going to happen. we fall off this cliff, an everyone gets affected. there's no trickle-down effect. it's more like a slush. we'll lose income. the question is how much income are we going to lose? if we fall off the cliff, the fear is that we fall off the cliff, not slowly glide down the cliffch the government at this point needs to understand that we should be able to trust you to do the right thing, put politics aside and think about us, the people that's why we have government. fix it. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no
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housing data out tod home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in october in a 20-city composite, beating analysts' forecasts. it did appear as 12 of the 20 cities in both composites posted monthly declines in october. david blitzer will join us in just a few minutes to go over this data. bottom line here, better than expected. maybe this is enough to keep this sector going. a very strong sector in consumer discretionary overall. home builders have really been a double in 2012. >> it wasn't until the second half of this word that you started hearing the words housing and gdp growth in the same sentence. perhaps the most significant part of the economy for so much of the early parts of the 2000s. we'll see. they do call it a sustained recovery. that is, s&p-case schiller, and the recovery continues to gather strength. >> the best performing sector, though, financials. >> financials, yeah. >> 26% on financials. utilities the only one lower for the year. nine out of ten s&p sectors higher. that doesn't happen a whole lot. >> no. >> when we come back, christmas day may be over, but w
@cnbc.com. coming up, the outlook for health care in 2013. here's a hint -- think taxes. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> time to prep your portfolio. bertha coombs with what's in stoke for the health care sector in 2013. >> reporter: the rollout of bicycle care will weigh heavily on health care services, medical devices, and health insurers. hospital stocks the best performers in the health care sector in 2012, likely to be volatile and vulnerable in 2013. new medicare rules peg reimbursement rates more to outcomes rather than just the number of procedures. for insurers, 2013 will bring more m&a to diversified business as u.s. profit margins are kweezed by regulation and competition -- squeezed by regulation and competition. the acquisition of brazil
announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. the lexus december to remember slet'for an idea.s - a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a hal
's real the governors, mayors and city states who are going to say, hey, this is going to increase our cost of borrowing. we're barely coming out of recession. you can't do this to us. >> is there a municipality right now that you know is planning on an issue later in 2013 saying this is going to screw us up in a real way? >> i don't know of any specifically, but they're basically all saying it. new york city comes to market multiple times a year. >> all the old bonds will be type. is that right? >> i'm going to make the stand and say that they will. but in the last -- >> then they become more dear, won't it seems to me. >> yeah. but what had happened is that last week and the week before, all of a sudden there was this thought because it had been thrown about that it wouldn't be retroactive. on top of that -- >> why wouldn't that cause him to go up? >> because that means that the tax, the cap on deductions would be retroactive to all bonds. >> it wouldn't be retroactive. >> no. what happened two weeks ago was that had been on the table. >> that it would be retroactive? exactly. >> how
mistakes including the massive citi center project in vegas that drove the company to the brink of chapter 11. this is a turn that's been years in making but now businesses are starting to come back. you haven't missed anything so this is the moment. let me explain. not long ago it was a real sick customer. took on a ton the debt when las vegas was fabulous place to do business. when the vegas market got annihilate during the great recession, mgm was crushed. think of it like this. i'm looking for analogies all the time. mgm was on its deathbed. company was on life support. the revenues tumbled from 2007 through 2009. patient was slipping. then mgm got a pacemaker in the form of a new ceo when a one-time wall street gaming analyst took over in december of 2008 right at the height of the recession. vegas business stabilized in 2009 and 2010. the president said he didn't like trips there or something. the doctors are making improvements with mgm with rebound in chinese economy, mgm's business is getting a much needed hip replacement. on top of that management is doing the equivalent of spina
to a positive stance on the group ahead of what she says will be catalysts. she's upgrading citi, bank of america, and discover. those stocks did well today. she upgraded the group today and says the banks right now are more than capitalized. the catalysts for the stocks will be march in 2013 when the fed will release the latest results which will -- she expects, approve the bank's plans to return more capital to shareholders and dividend hikes. after which she's expecting bank of america could quadruple its dividend. and will allow some banks to be more execution dependent than market dependent. a bias we always prefer. so she's upgrading these stocks. she's looking for huge returns in some of these. citi and bank of america and discover are the three names she's upgrading today. also taking a positive stance overall on the financial services sector. meredith whitney will be my guest tomorrow. talking about this call where she upgraded the banks today. she is telling clients this right now. my next guest is one of the most well known analysts due to his early warnings on the 2008 fina
's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. [ticking] >> the sheer scale of bernie madoff's ponzi scheme shocked the world. thousands of individuals, charities, and funds, that on paper were worth a total of $65 billion, were wiped out. what's more, some of his closest friends and family who had trusted him with their life savings faced ruin. >> 30 seconds, dave. [horn honks] >> with madoff under house arrest, the world staked out his penthouse on 64th street, obsessed by what might be happening behind the drawn shades. >> there were lawyers coming for meetings at the apartment. we watched a lot of television, and i cooked. >> was
just under $2 a share. contending with downgrade from citi, a number of price target reductions this morning. and then defended on the other side by the likes of morgan stanley, as well as barclays. interesting stock move here. battleground. truly a battleground right now. >> at my old hedge fund, we used to talk about the battle of the psalm, where 60 british soldiers were killed that morning. you just don't know what's going to happen. i don't like the maxims. weight until 2013. >> meantime, the dow is up close to two-month highs here. despite the skepticism we went into december with, regarding policy. the market was the big point among some of the papers. >> i went through the charts this weekend, spending about five hours going through the hand charts. and it was just -- there were so many positive ones. i like the hard copy. >> since 1988. >> why not. it was a good deal. >> i had a lot of hair then. i was -- i was having a good time. >> when we come back, jim cramer's thoughts, six stocks in 60 seconds. i love this show. 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack.
-looking forecast. maybe some snow here. looks like rain down the city toward washington, d.c. too warm for snow out of this one. stay tuned. next wednesday, guys, could be talking about a nor'easter, it's been a while since we've seen one of those. >> oh, no. >> just want snow. it's not -- correct me if i'm wrong because i've been wrong, it's not winter yet, is it? i'm afraid to say how many days it is because i'll mess up the math. it's not winter yet. we -- >> it's technical. in weather world, winter starts on december 1. >> wally world? >> meteorological winter. weather world. not clark griswald. >> december 1? it is winter. >> according to the sun the start of winter is december 21. also the end of the world. maybe we won't see weather. >> that's right. that's right. it is. you know, the -- the vatican says the world is not -- i'm going to go with the vatican on this. >> as opposed to the mayans. >> yeah. >> pagans versus -- >> yeah. >> i think that's fair. i expect being here on the 22nd -- >> like the fiscal cliff. if you can't be an optimist, you can't show up. >> but if the end of the world
%. second question concerning recent ipo solar -- do you -- >> wait. on -- solar city and first solar. okay. very different companies. first solar's a panel company. price of panels come down. first solar we said we were too negative in the teens, we got a little more upbeat in the 20s. i don't really care for it in the 30s. solar city, we get a pullback in some cities for solar you're going to wish you -- >> sell sell sell. >> so i can't recommend it. i think we should get used to the idea of the fiscal cliff and be prepared. we've got a series of good companies reporting next week. if you really like them, understand you can buy some of them because there are great stories out there. but the fiscal cliff looms on even the best. "mad money" will be right back. >>> coming up, another dimension? it's one of the most talked about new trends. and tonight cramer's taking a hard look at 3-d printing. it's a face-off of the industry's two top stocks. and jim's finding out which one could turn into your personal printing press. >>> and later -- rotten apple? the crown jewel of tech has fallen like
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said, at the big board, the ballet from monte carlo. performing until january 6th in new york city. and over at the nasdaq, a group that does a lot of good work at this time of the year, the salvation army. >> some like it hot. >> interesting. >> the birth cage. bird cage. >> looking where we are opening, no surprise to the down side here. initially out of the gate, one of their biggest losers is microsoft, down by more than a percent. we were talking about whether or not there will be any upside to pc sales. a lot of the data points indicated by "the new york times" saying no. saying pc sales are lower than expected. you've got microsoft down by about 1%. one of the leaders for the year, you mentioned bank of america, the best performing stock on the dow. a double this year if you're lucky enough to get in on bank of america and stick with that trade. across the board financials seeing a little bit of weakness in today's session. >> keep an eye on facebook. obviously the news a little thin this morning. the sunday "times" of london reporting the company has various methods of tax
. >> can i switch gears briefly on the question of detroit city, its terrible finances, the likelihood that it's going into bankruptcy, some of the local politicians asked president obama to bail out detroit city. do you think a bail out like that's coming? >> i think we need detroit to accept responsibility. we need a healthy detroit. in michigan we want a healthy detroit. we need detroiters to accept responsibility. they are free to ask the president for more money. i can tell you there will not be more money coming from lansing. we need to get detroit fixed and move forward together. >> apparently mayor dave bing, the former basketball great and a good businessman before he was mayor says, and i will quote -- he blames the culture of victimization and entitlement for detroit's woes. i can write that large for the entire usa budget deficit but let's stick to detroit. is the mayor correct? >> i will leave mayor bing to stand for his own comments. i believe we need a healthy detroit and there is great opportunity in detroit just as there is opportunity all over the state. we are turnin
, but new york city expecting a high of 45 today. mostly sunny in the ohio valley, into parts of the northeast. still scattered showers in parts of south florida getting very close to the record, the yearly record of rainfall in miami. as we wrap it up, from fargo and on the other side of the river, expect snow showers. still balmy, beautiful showers in dallas. mostly sunny and 65. back to you. >> reynolds, thanks so much. thanks for flag along. >> you bet, guys. >>> americans want action when it comes to the fiscal cliff. john, you'll give us some of the highlights, but with what we've told them about what will happen if we go over, i guess we shouldn't be too shocked that they don't want to go over. we've basically said there could be a recession, there could be millions of job losses and everything else. so i guess we probably shouldn't be surprised by that. >> no, we shouldn't. they've gotten the message. they've absorbed it. we've asked in the survey how serious a problem is the fiscal cliff? and you get 68% of the people saying it's a very serious problem, which tells yo
-yah from salt lake city, utah. >> good to have you on the show. >> caller: hey, my stock is patterson uti energy. i brought it in august, and i wonder if it's time to ring the register or buy more. >> i would ring the register because i think the domestic drillers are not doing that well. let's take it off the table. ruth in new jersey. ruth. >> caller: hi, jim. >> hey, ruth, how are you? >> caller: great. greetings from cherry hill, new jersey. >> man, that's where my grandparents are from! what's up? >> caller: wonderful. great town. >> yeah. >> caller: listen, thanks for all you do for us, cramer. >> thank you. >> caller: and my stock is hain. >> i want to own hain. people are panicking. it came down. a lot of people had big capital gains in it. i'm not concerned. i think irwin simon is doing a terrific job. i want to buy hain right here. let's go to bob in kansas, please, bob. >> caller: thanks, jim, for taking my call. >> you're quite welcome. >> caller: i have a significant interest in kendall morgan. and in view of the administration's attitude towards oil and gas, should i sell or
to see instagram take an amazing poster and blow it up into a poster and sell it in new york city. they won't overlay any logos on top of it, like what twitter does with a promoted tweet where they say hey, coca-cola, would be a great person for you to follow on instagram. here's their ad. it's -- >> how do you know they are not going to use it? what's the difference of selling it on the corner in a new york city street than doing it online? it's actually worse because you're getting exposed to so many more people online and how do you know they are not going to do any of that? >> for one they said it. last night kevin systr ho m said it was never to sell your photos in any way because they are yours and we won't tamp we are that. don't break a good thing so they will leave that alone. he explicitly said that and they are modifying the terms right now to reflect that language. >> john, how does this play out? >> they haven't actually apologized at all. they said we were misunderstood. they understand words have meaning but apparently don't have the same meaning that i think they h
the cities you mentioned, we're on it. >> you're on it. >> downtown l.a., we're working on it. >> one of the reasons i ask that is because a fellow from northern ohio wants to know, gary 500k, is ohio -- more than ohio too blue collar for whole foods? >> heck no. we're continuing to find. this year we opened up in boise, idaho, right? next year we have wichita, kansas, lincoln, nebraska. >> and there's nothing there. >> we're going to go there. >> you got your first one in hyann hyannis. >> kind of pricey, but we did get a nice spot in hyannis. tell him thanks for the suggestions. >> i thought it was funny because i thought someone might say, look, tell him i wish you had more gluten and whatever, and you have a lot of gluten-free. but all people wondering why they can't have whole foods closer to their house. >> 2012, the greatest year of the company. despite all the noise out there, we're accelerating, growing, faster, it's good. >> within the stores, you talk about how you're changing, you've got new things coming out, you rolled out something i didn't think would be big, but appar
. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ and the next great idea could be yours. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> mid november's closing low. america, you are right now betting wealthier. >> if i didn't know better, i would say it is a roaring boom market. >> it feels like a growth, optimistic world. and then you say, what am i missing here? monitoris many is becoming more fashionable. well there are charts if you look at the last fo
, everybody. take a look. 234 our headlights this morning, new york city mayor michael bloomberg is considering whether to make a bid for the "new york times." the ft's publisher is about to lose two of its top executives, raising speculation that the newspaper could be up for sale. eric fisher joins us from the weather channel this morning and, eric, it was not cool out here today, but i did see a lot of rain. is that around the country, as well? >> it is. we're watching winter storm caesar. this is what it left behind. blizzard conditions around south carolina and north dakota. over in minnesota, we have anywhere from 8 to 17 inch snowfall totals. a lot of cold air behind the system. eventually that will get over towards the eastern seaboard. 12 in minneapolis. 8 and below in international falls. you get over towards chicago and into des moines, st. louis, gusty winds bringing those windchills way down. winter finally showed up here across the upper midwest. here in the northeast, there's the rain we were talking about around boston. a little bit of a break this morning. the bi
at the conference in the heart of new york city, but then on cnbc. the company coming out trying to defend itself, but you'll see shares of hlf, that being herbalife, still down 10% at this hour. let's bring in allen valdez from dme securities. let me just ask you first about this deal. i.c.e. and the nyse, you're a trader. you make your living down on the floor of this new york stock
and the wind. we will see issues in places like new york city, possibly as far south as raleigh. pretty easygoing. we'll be seeing the heavy rain in places like san francisco. oakland could have some backupes and perhaps some in portland and seattle. back to you guys. >> all right, reynolds wolf. got it. >> you know, you don't lose anybody if you go wolf reynolds. we have said that. >> reynolds, he also has carl. he wants him to be carl quinn. >> you do, really? >> you hear tr people who don't do it on purpose, though, reynolds. that's the thing. you're in on it. we're all in on this together. anyway, congratulations on still being here, reynolds, and maybe we'll see you next week. >>> coming up, why share of blackberry birmingham rim popped and dropped after the bell. i'm thinking also, becky, they will buy me an iphone here. now i'm thinking i go with this new thing, this new -- >> the blackberry 10? >> yeah. all i use it for -- i don't know how to do the stuff you're supposed to do, anyway. >>> plus, speaker boehner -- >> you can get your mail on your blackberry and your ipad. >> fai
in california, please, tom. >> caller: hi, jim. from sunny warm san diego, america's finest city. >> i like the dats. >> caller: i'm a financial adviser and longtime viewer who appreciates what you do to educate and motivate investors. >> thank you. >> caller: i'm wondering if you would share your objective criteria are for investors to use in determining best of breed. thank you. >> well, i've got to tell you, best of breed, start with record dividends and then i go to how a company has done and consistently in good and bad times, and, yes, for best of breed i actually look at the product itself. is the product i want to use, a bank i want to go to? is it, to use the danny meyer phrase, a great restauranteur, is it the one that's the most hospitable to share holders? anyway, new diversification. it's important. it's what we're preaching tonight. make sure your portfolio is home to some gold, a high yielder, okay. you need a growth stock. you know what, you need geographically safe area for one of them. i'll teach you how to pick the best ones. i want you to be comfortable with your own por
on cnbc returns. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. so why exactly should that be of any interest to you? well, in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. like the transatlantic cable that connected continents. and the panama canal that made our world a smaller place. we supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >> the cancer that eventually killed steve jobs was discovered accidentally. while he was being checked for kidney stones back in 2004, a cat scan showed a shadow on his pancreas that turned out to be a malignant tumor. but as jobs' biographer walter isaacson told us, the initial prognosis was a po
announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >> the 20-year-old steve jobs returned to northern california after trekking through india for several months in 1974. with his friend steve wozniak, he started building and peddling a primitive computer for hobbyists. in 1976, with a $1,300 investment, they founded apple computer in his parents' garage. >> explain to me how somebody who was a hippie, a college dropout, somebody who drops l.s.d. and marijuana goes off to india and comes back deciding he wants to be a businessman. >> jobs has within him sort of this conflict, but he doesn't quite see it as a conflict, between being hippie-ish and antimaterialistic but wanting to sell things like wozniak's board, wanting to create a business. and i think that's exactly what
.1 ounces in new york city. things are going in a very strange direction. does that factor into your thinking? pizza is not thought of as health food. >> you put a bunch of vegetables on it and it can be healthy. there are some menu labelling issues. >> when are you guys going to follow him right in there? if you look at the ties over here, they're disappearing quickly. >> cold pizza has been a staple for a long time. i think that's going to remain our core entrance into the breakfast market. >> yeah. you don't need eggs, either. it's basically bread, chicken and cheese. that doesn't seem like a -- usually i don't eat anything until like 10:30 or something. and one egg. you really shouldn't do that if you're up at 3:30, right? >> if you're up at 3:30, i think you need a meal. highly recommend pizza. >> how come the holiday sess a bigger time for you, patrick? >> you know, as families start to get together, as the weather gets colder, people tend to stay in. they're out shopping or they're just very busy. and they get home, they need something convenient and so we're out hiring somewh
. so, can i sell it to you? i can't sell it with passion. but i will say that this is action in a city called washington, or sometimes in texas we call it washington-stand where people never get anything done or don't appear to be easily able to get things done. we do get things done. we make a decision and we proceed. >> i think that's one thing you can say about the fomc and this leader's chairmanship. we're going in new direction. the question is, is the efficacy of what we're doing solid or not? we'll continue to examine that. and if it's not, we're going to have to change course. it's the best i can tell you, joe. >> i understand. i understand. and you're a reasonable, calm, conciliatory, collegial, the fed is very collegial. but i would -- >> that's right. >> -- at some point wonder whether you might just snap? because you've been on in the past, with much less significant, and much less -- much smaller actions were being taken that really raised your eyebrows, and i -- that we know you really weren't behind. and maybe it's the, you know, as it keeps happening nothing surprises u
day in inner city neighborhoods, a child gets shot. and it doesn't make the news. that's in every one of those neighborhoods. we never talk about it. i think this is bringing it to our attention because it's neighborhoods like we live in, right? and that bothers me that suddenly society becomes gripped when you have a much bigger ongoing tragedy. i think that says something about our mentality. and you know, i actually think that's why we have a constitution. because, it's when you have tragedies, and when emotion is running high, that you actually need a break to step back from the emotion and think about what's going on. >> wait a second. some of the things that have been proposed have been simply bringing back a ban on assault rifles that was brought here in 1994. >> which the justice department studied and found it was ineffective. you know, sure if we want to do it, that's fine. it passed the constitutional test. but, i don't think that is going to solve our problem. >> it may not solve the problem. it may not have stopped this situation. but it would certainly have some impact.
to be sitting down with bill ackman today after his presentation today in new york city. you'll be able to see during the fast money halftime report. >> google agreeing to sell a set top tv boxmaker called motorola home. the price tag is $2.4 billion in cash and stock. era is a georgia based equipment maker and the shares jumped after hours. >> when we return a major winter storm wreaking havoc across the central plains. draco will make holiday travel difficult. an update right after this. and then it's your tools of the trade. oil, gold and more as we get ready for another day on trading on wall street. "squawk" will be back. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer
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